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The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum

Outdoor sculpture gallery set within a 42-acre rehabilitated hard-rock quarry that is now an extensive arboretum and garden. Three successive curated sculpture exhibitions are held annually within the grounds.

Carved out of a hillside, this 42 acre former hard rock quarry has been transformed into a magnificent park with collections of trees and shrubs from around the world. The dramatic landscape provides the setting for the more than 70 sculptures on display -- the park is the most extensive outdoor sculpture gallery in New Zealand. Featuring three new curated exhibitions per year, the park is open every day of the year from 10 am until 5.00pm winter, 10.00am till 6.30 summer. Entry fees: $5 per child (5-14); $15 per adult (15 and older).

All weather walking tracks (sturdy shoes recommended) and ample parking; most sections accessible by wheelchair.

The self-guided tour of at least 2km, provides a full-on sensory experience.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$15 (Adult)


Business Hours
10am till dusk, 7 days.
Months of Operation
All Year


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